Before the Thanksgiving clatter of pots and pans, let your kids get their wiggles out at these super-fun turkey trots.
Sprint, power walk, skip or stroll – the fun part is that no one’s keeping track! (Just like that third piece of pie.)
But don’t try to wing it – register now to secure your spots.
1. Huntington Beach Turkey Trot
November 24: Kids 12 and under can run a 1K race along the sand in Huntington Beach. Families and strollers are welcome at the back of the pack in the 5K and 10K, too. Thursday, multiple start times. $20-30.
21599 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
2. Turkey Trot and Chicken Chucking in Long Beach
November 24: The Kids’ Half-Mile Wingding Fun Run will begin at 1 Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. Plus, adults 5K/10K. Before and after the Turkey Trot, participants will take turns using their body (no machines) hurling a rubber chicken across the beach. Thursday, Kids’ Wingding, 9:40 a.m. (8-12) and 9:45 a.m. (7 and younger), 5K/10K, 7-10 a.m. start times. Kids’ Wingding, $25-40; adult fun run, $30-40. Chicken chucking is free.
3. Turkey Trot and Kids Gobble Wobble in Dana Point
November 24: Kids’ (3-12) Gobble Wobble one-mile race starts at 10:15 a.m. Tour the beautiful beaches, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. Feel the pounding surf and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina and Doheny State Park. Plan to arrive at least 30 to 60 minutes before your start time to locate parking! Thursday, start times vary. Register online. $15-55.
4. Widdle Wobble Turkey Trot in LA
November 24: Head to Downtown LA Thanksgiving morning to run through the streets. The event includes a Widdle Wobble for kids 2-12, plus discount 5K and 10K registration for runners ages 5-17. Thursday, 7 a.m. – noon. Widdle Wobble starts at 10 a.m. $20-65.
Grand Park LA
5. O’Side Turkey Trot in Oceanside
November 24: Join the 11th annual O’Side Turkey Trot that benefits Oceanside schools. There is a 5K, 10K and kids’ fun run. Thursday, 6-11 a.m.; see the website for schedule. $25-55.
6. Tofurky Trot in Pasadena
November 24: The Tofurky Company invites you to join in the Tofurky Trot, designed to support the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting plant-based diets. The 5K is a run, trot or walk open to kids and grownups of all fitness levels. Thursday, registration, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; 9 a.m. start time. $15-35, includes a reusable bag, snacks and drinks at the finish line. Rose Bowl Stadium.
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
7. Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot
November 24: Run a quick race before you stuff your face! All ages are invited to this Thanksgiving morning 5K, starting and ending at Pali High. Thursday, 8 a.m. Adults (18+), $40-45; kids, $25. Palisades High School.
15777 Bowdoin St. , Los Angeles